February 9, 2011

The Final Frontier

On February 3rd , we crossed our twentieth and final frontera at Foz do Iguazu, Brazil. The purpose of the visit was to see one of the largest waterfalls in the world. Iguazu means 'big water' and it was with over 275 separate cascades, the largest of which is a horseshoe named the Devil's Throat. The Falls are actually in Argentina and we had gone there the day before to hike the trails on top and take a jet boat ride around and into the Falls. The trip to Brazil was to see a panoramic view from across the river and give Steve a chance to take a helicopter ride to see them from above. Having seen them from every possible angle, there is only one word to describe this world famous site-spectacular!

During our three day trip north, we experienced the most rain we have had on this trip. It rained all the way up but it was actually a mixed blessing because it reduced the heat to a more bearable level. I won't taunt you snow-struck northerners with tales of heat, suffice it to say its tropical. We did have two glorious sunny days for viewing the Falls before heading back in the rain to B.A.

And so we have returned to our final destination. This past Monday, we visited Dakar Motos to finalize the paper work for shipping the bikes. Sandra had everything ready to go and we delivered the bikes to the cargo terminal on Wednesday where the two Beemers will fly to Miami to meet up with Steve and RuthAnn and our Kawis are on their way to Heidelberg, Germany where we hope to hop back on in another year or so and continue to work on the bucket list.

We have some final things we'd like to share so we'll pour a glass or two and compose our thoughts, remembrances and feelings. Someone get me a hanky, its getting mushy!

1 comment:

  1. Felicidades amiga lo lograste.
    Te mando un beso grande. Espero verte cuando regreses a Tweed. Saludos